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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors work collectively to enhance strategic direction and support the Executive Team to provide strong operational leadership and management.

 

Ms Fiona Payne

Chairperson

Fiona joined the Board in 2017 and was elected as Chairperson in the same year. 

Originally trained as a physiotherapist at Curtin University, Fiona has worked with children and families in a number of government and health sector roles within the WA community. She values these experiences for the insight they provided into the importance of growing potential, strengthening families and celebrating achievements. Fiona is a dynamic leader, effective manager and contemporary director with extensive human services experience in the government and community. 

Mr Tony Vis

Deputy Chair

Tony joined the Board in 2017.

Tony brings over 30 years’ board experience as a chair and director in industries including disability, insurance, property and governance. The former CEO of Activ Foundation, Tony is currently on the Board of Southern Cross Care, Chair of the Independent Centre for Applied NFP Research Inc. and an independent panellist for the WA NDIS Review Panel. Tony is passionate about enhancing customer value in community based organisations.

Mr Grant Bayne

Treasurer

Grant joined the Board in 2015 and is also a member of the Audit & Investment Committee

Grant has been the Chief Financial Officer for the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board since April 2013. He has more than 15 years business experience and has held a number of senior operational roles with a focus on financial management, tax and strategy. Grant is a qualified Chartered Accountant, has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and is also a member of MENSA.

Mr Michael Banton

Michael joined the Board in 2009 and is also Chair of the Audit & Investment Committee.

Michael is the General Manager and Company Secretary for Caxton Cooperative, which is part of the Snap Printing Group. With more than 20 years experience and a track record in implementing strategic change, Michael is a true management professional.

Ms Penny Knight

Penny joined the Board in 2014 and is also a member of the Audit & Investment Committee.

Penny has worked as a Principal Consultant with KPMG London and PWC Hong Kong before returning to Perth to work with the State Treasury and establish a database business. She is currently the Director of consulting firm, BaxterLawley, and the Research Manager of Curtin University's Not-for-profit initiative. Penny's recent studies include the Disability Services Funded Sector Report, a review of costing and pricing for National Disability Services and an evaluation the State Government’s reforms in regard to procurement from the Not-for-Profit sector.

Mr David Cox

David joined the Board in 2014 and is also a member of the Governance & Risk Committee.

David has extensive clinical experience in public and private healthcare settings with exposure to both not-for-profit and profit boards. His experience covers corporate and clinical governance, strategic management, change management, HR strategy implementation, and local and global marketing and sales program delivery. David is also the Chair of the Curtin Care (Formerly Curtin Aged Persons Homes Inc.) and past Vice President and current Board member of the Leading Aged Services Australia.  

Ms Amanda Reed

Amanda holds a number of qualifications in Community Services and has worked primarily in the children's services sector for 22 years. For the past 10 years Amanda has worked at SMYL Community Services as a Lecturer, and is privileged to work with a group of like-minded people. She has a strong interest in capacity building, values family, social justice and equity, and holds a passion for inclusion - particularly of families in remote communities.

Amanda's association with Therapy Focus began in 2010 when her son, who has cerebral palsy, Autism, Intellectual disability, vision impairment and Global Development Delay, entered the schooling system. She is delighted to be a member of the PRG and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge to support Therapy Focus in achieving better outcomes for families.